Iran pigeon tower

• Pigeon tower Iran

In XVI-XVII centuries, during the reign of the Safavids in Iran it was very popular to build a pigeon tower. It is noteworthy that the pigeons did not domesticated for their meat. In the Muslim world, the dove has earned the respect.

Iran pigeon tower

It may seem strange to you, but the main reason for the domestication of pigeons called their droppings. It was used to fertilize fields with melons and cucumbers. In those days, there were very much in demand melon. One of the largest cities of Iran, Isfahan, at the peak of construction, "possessed" about three thousand pigeon towers. To date, across the country they remained for about three hundred. Most of them are in a derelict state. Built of brick tower, they had in their niches, where they live pigeons. They are not fed, but only given a place to sleep and lay their eggs.

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